BizSmart Alumni Accelerator: 10 Day for 12-16 Year Olds

The Next Level for Camp BizSmart Graduates

At the BizSmart Alumni Accelerator, self-motivated and directed “idea makers and world shakers” age 12 – 16 will test their entrepreneurial ability and start up knowledge in real world, “pop-up” simulations to bring their product to life and push their dreams into reality. Scrappy young entrepreneurs will learn how to go from garage to global in this one-of-a-kind, life changing 10 day entrepreneurship experience.

Instead of curriculum presentations, the participants will choose from a list of short tutorials as needed. Teams will be able to schedule “on demand” coaching and mentoring sessions, with a budget to competitively bargain and bid for access to real accelerator resources. This unique, first-of-its-kind opportunity for young budding entrepreneurs, will conclude with a real world “showcase” event at Microsoft Silicon Valley, where the teams will feature their products in an exciting and competitive trade show and work the crowd for the highest investment from the attendees.


Don’t Compete… Accelerate!

Objectives:

  • Get ready to change the world, hear the secrets of “Lean Startups” pioneered by the Stanford “d” School, and join a team that will create the next global brand sensation!
  • Have an amazing idea? The BizSmart Global Accelerator will take you to the “School of Real World Experience” to harness the fiercely determined energy of Silicon Valley.
  • Fund your invention with brand new and innovative tools like crowdfunded equity investments.
  • Hone in on a dynamic business strategy that is based on national security research about the difference between puzzles and mysteries.
  • Craft a disruptive value proposition to be not the best, but the only!
  • Learn the trade secrets of marketing pros. Be the best at creating a media buzz and learn to do it for free! Hint: It’s NOT all about social marketing.
  • Have the best idea but want to make sure no one steals it? Come and understand what intellectual property is and how to safeguard your idea from crafty predators!
  • Learn how to lay out a product design timeline and manage precious resources to get to the finish line first.
  • Practice the “Art of Humble Inquiry”, one of the standards for professional life.
  • Learn the true sources of personal power, and how to get what you want without ticking people off.
  • Create a supercharged circle of influence, with a new concept called “Arcing”, that will take your network to the “C-Suite” level!
  • Measure yourself against the best in the world with a leading edge leadership assessment app designed exclusively for this BizSmart Global Entrepreneurship Experience.

Prerequisites:

  • Registration for this program is invitation only until January 30, 2018.
  • In order to register for the BizSmart Alumni Accelerator program, you must have completed a 10 day Camp BizSmart program, or equivalent.

Check Out Our Upcoming Alumni Accelerator 10-Day Programs for 12-16 Year Olds

Santa Clara University, CA
houseRESIDENTIAL ONLY
July 22–August 4, 2018